Title Profile & Character Information

Ten Cents a Dance

Annotation
Set in 1940s Chicago, this riveting novel follows a 15-year-old who, in order to support her family, finds herself swept up in the complex world of a taxi dancer--a girl paid ten cents to dance with any man--and sometimes more than that.

Characters
NameJacinski, Ruby
GenderFemale
TraitPolish American

GenreYoung adult fiction
Allegory
TopicsDiseases
Art
Dancing
Polish Americans
History
Work
Nightclubs
Responsibility
Conduct of life
SettingIllinois